Waiter tries to get AED 250,000 loan using forged papers
A waiter has tried to defraud a bank of AED a 250,000 loan and has been accused in trying to do so. The waiter, a 30-year-old Indian male had used forged papers and tried to apply for a personal loan. There was a recent hearing in court earlier this Monday.
The waiter had contacted the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of this Indian Bank in May this year. The PRO then informed his boss about this query. The boss was a little suspicious after hearing his query and cautioned the PRO about dealing with the waiter’s loan request, according to the records submitted in court.
Both the men had met in a mall at Al Karama where the waiter (the suspect) provided the PRO with several papers and signed papers including the bank application for the loan and a credit card. The police then later arrested the waiter after having discovered the papers for loan processing were submitted by him were all forged.
According to the accusation sheet, “Prosecutors said the suspect collaborated with two others, who remain at large, in forging a Dubai Municipality salary certificate, bank statement and a residency stamp to apply for the bank loan.”
When appeared in front of the Dubai Court of First Instance, the accused 30-year-old waiter pleaded not guilty.
The suspect argued before presiding judge Urfan Omar: “I did not forge any papers. The two runaways forged the documents. They handed me an envelope full of papers and asked me to give it to the bank’s representative … they arrested me once they discovered that the papers were forged. I had nothing to do with the forgery.”
Upon confronting him with the signed application and residency stamp, the suspect contended: “I signed the application but I was not aware that the documents were forged. The passport is mine but one of the runaways forged the residency sticker … not me.”
The public relations officer told prosecutors: “The suspect called me and claimed to have obtained my contact from a friend … he said he wanted to apply for a personal loan of Dh250,000. I told him about the required documents, but my supervisor told me that the bank has doubts concerning the applicant (suspect). When I met him in the mall, he provided me with a bank statement, salary certificate and a photocopy of his passport and residency … then he signed the loan application and a security cheque. Meanwhile, police raided the place and arrested the suspect … the papers turned out to be forged.”